YMCA Camp Combe Update 7/19/23

About YMCA Camp Combe

Located on the YMCA of CNW’s beautiful 100 acres facility in Putnam Valley, the  YMCA Camp Combe Day Camp serves campers ages 4-14. Our mini-camp, big camp, and leadership development LIT/CIT programs provide campers with the opportunity to participate in all the traditional camp activities such as swimming, hiking, ziplining, archery, and so much more. YMCA Camp Combe provides campers with the opportunity to grow and explore while surrounded by a community of friends that will last a lifetime!
At YMCA Camp Combe, we prioritize the safety and well-being of our campers. We have implemented extensive health and safety protocols to ensure our campers have a fun and worry-free summer camp experience. Our staff is highly trained and experienced in working with young children. We maintain a low staff-to-camper ratio to ensure each child receives individual attention and support.
One thing we know for sure: Kids need YMCA Camp Combe now more than ever, and There’s No Place Like Combe!

Director of Camp & Teen Services- Shannon Sullivan ssullivan@ymca-cnw.org

Seasonal Registrar – campoffice@ymca-cnw.org

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Want to learn what sets us apart from other camps!

The YMCA’s common thread of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility weaves itself through all of our programs, staff, and campers. In addition, our programs enable children to realize their potential in a place where fun & learning go hand in hand.

Just imagine your child zipping down our zipline, swinging through the trees on our giant swing, trying to get a bullseye at our archery range, or

swimming in our pool. No matter what activities your child participates in during their camp day, your camper will come home the same way every night… tired, dirty, and happy!
Join us this summer for the #bestsummerever because #TheresNoPlaceLikeCombe!

Email Shannon Sullivan at ssullivan@ymca-cnw.org to arrange a tour.

Meet Shannon Sullivan! 

Recently named one of 914INC.’s Wunderkinds, Shannon is making waves as the Director of Camp & Teen Services at the YMCA of CNW. In her role, she oversees the organization’s Summer Camp, Teen Leaders, and Youth & Government programs, inspiring and empowering young people every day.

Shannon is a true inspiration to her peers, embodying the YMCA’s values of respect, responsibility, honesty, and caring in all that she does. She leads by example, fostering a culture of inclusivity, empathy, and collaboration that helps young people develop their full potential.

Under Shannon’s leadership, these programs have made the YMCA of CNW a hub of activity for young people in the region. She has helped to expand and enhance the organization’s programs, providing more opportunities for children and teenagers to learn, grow, and thrive. From outdoor adventures to 

community service projects, the YMCA of CNW offers something for everyone, thanks in no small part to Shannon’s dedication and hard work.

So if you’re looking for a role model who is making a real difference in the world, look no further than Shannon Sullivan. She is a shining example of what can be achieved when we believe in ourselves and work together to create a better future for all.

Read Shannon’s write-up in 914INC. here.

Dear Camp Combe Staff,

I have attended Camp Combe for the past 3 years and I have had such an awesome time each year. The entire staff has been totally fabulous each and every year. You make every camper feel welcomed and comfortable. Three years ago I entered Camp Combe as an introvert, but thanks to the staff you brought out my personality. I have made so many friends (including staff) during my  three years and learned so much about respect, kindness and caring. I would like to specifically mention by name the following staff members who have had a positive impact on me this summer:

Gabby (Counselor for Media Arts), Ellen (Assembly), Kevin (Unit Leader), Chris (Assembly), Julie (Art Counselor), Courtney (Huddle/ Summer Science Counselor), Zoey (Art Counselor), Allison (JC Visual Arts), Samantha (JC Visual Arts), Christian (CIT Visual Arts), Emma (CIT Visual Arts).   All you guys rock!!!  Thank you for all the great times this summer.

While this summer is quickly coming to an end for me at Camp Combe, I very much look forward to seeing you again next year.  Enjoy the rest of your summer.

With much thanks and appreciation, JP